Releases from Flaming Gorge have decreased in order to meet a spring elevation target. According to Heather Patno, Bureau of Reclamation Hydraulic Engineer, the required base flow release period mandated in the 2006 Record of Decision expired the end of February. As a result, Flaming Gorge releases were decreased to optimize reservoir storage and to meet a May 1st elevation target of 6,027 feet. The average daily release has been at 1,700 cfs per day. Spring base flow releases will depend on updated forecast information and the observed hydrology. Flow releases will be increased or decreased to meet the May 1st elevation target of 6,027 feet.